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The Recorder – Talk of the Towns: May 24, 2019


Ashfield

Al-Anon Meeting: Weekly at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at 469 Main St., opposite St. John’s Church.

Athol

Celebrate Recovery: A 12-step program open to all seeking freedom from hurts, hang-ups and habits. The program meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Athol-Orange Baptist Church, corner of Church and Walnut streets. For more information, call Mike K. at 978-894-5960.

Smoking Cessation: Meets Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Athol Hospital dining room. Quitting is more successful with support. For more information, call 978-249-3511.

Deerfield

Yoga Classes: Pure Yoga & Wellness Studio, 10C Elm St., offers classes in yoga, pilates, core fitness tai chi, reiki, seimei and massage. The first class is free. Contact Jody Fontaine at 413-824-9435 or info@pureyogawellness.com.

Greenfield

Closed: The Greenfield Senior Center will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Greenfield Zen: Mondays from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Green River Yoga & Movement, 158 Main St. (second floor). Cushions and chairs available. $5 donation requested but not required. Initial instruction for beginners. For more information, contact Paul Sonier at 413-665-0278 or prajna801@icloud.com.

Attention Veterans: Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 33 in Greenfield welcomes guests to chapter meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St. Monthly meetings take place from September to November and February through June. Veterans who have suffered or aggravated an injury or illness while serving during a period of armed conflict, and who were not dishonorably discharged, are eligible to join.

Addiction? Get family support at Learn to Cope on the first and third Tuesday evening of each month from 7 to 8:30 at Greenfield Community College Room C-208. No cost or registration required. With questions, contact mjulian@learn2cope.com or call 508-404-3539.

GriefShare, a 13-week total Christian support group is now taking place at Living Waters Assembly of God, 450 Davis St. GriefShare encourages and helps those experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one, family member, friend, son, daughter, child, parent, relative or whoever, and helps to bring comfort, strength, healing and joy to their lives. Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Center for Self-Reliance Food Pantry, 3 Osgood St., is open every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to eligible Franklin County residents. The pantry provides a free variety of healthy and nutritious food choices, including fresh produce and frozen meats. Call 413-773-5029 or email jcosta@communityaction.us for more information.

A Caregiver Support Group will take place the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the second floor conference room, 48 Sanderson St., Baystate Franklin Medical Center from 2 to 3 p.m. The goal is to support caregivers in the emotionally and physically taxing role of caring for their loved ones. All caregivers and family members are welcome. For more information, contact Poppi Kelley at 413-325-4050.

Overeaters Anonymous: Meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. both at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Conference Room A, and Monday, 5 p.m., the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew. For more information, call Linda at 413-625-6488.

MEGAdanceZumba Fitness: Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St. First class is free. For more information, call Megan at 413-552-6288 or visit the MEGAdanceZumba Fitness Facebook page.

Cub Scouts Pack 3: Meets Mondays, 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St. All boys in grades one to five are invited to join the fun and adventure of Cub Scouting. For more information, call Mark Maloney at 413-773-8618 or John Passiglia at 413-773-3757.

Debtors Anonymous: Tuesday, 6 p.m., The RECOVER Project, 68 Federal St. This is a 12-step program designed to help transform one’s relationship with money. For additional information, call 413-773-5608.

Zen Meditation: Tuesday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Green River Zen Center, Studio B, second floor, 158 Main St. For more information, call 413-256-1549 or visit greenriverzen.org.

Montague

Bake, Plant and Indoor Tag Sale will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Montague Congregational Church, 4 North St. The bake sale will feature fresh baked cakes, cookies, brownies, pies and cupcakes. Perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetable plants will also be sold. The indoor tag sale will include housewares, glassware, a Keurig coffee maker, a coat rack, arts and crafts, and gently used clothing. Free coffee. Rain or shine.

Yoga for Seniors at the Montague Retreat Center Tuesdays at 9 a.m. First class for new students free. klarosmovement@gmail.com

New Salem

Free Weekly Playgroup: Enjoy time with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from your community at the Swift River School. For the 2018 to 2019 school year, playgroup will continue on Tuesdays from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. This playgroup is facilitated by Emily Joseph and is intended for children up to age 5. Sponsored by the Swift River School and Union 28 Community Network for Children. Program not held during school closures.

Northfield

PVRS Weight Room: Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. to Northfield residents.

Orange

NELCWIT Support Group: Creative Ways is a support group for survivors of abusive relationships to express their emotions through artistic mediums, facilitated by a NELCWIT counselor. It meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays at NELCWIT’s office in Orange. Free and confidential. Please call for more information: 413-772-0871.

The Orange Recycling Center/Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. It will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Royalston

Free Yoga will be offered by the Royalston Friends of the Library every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Royalston, next to Town Hall. With Charlotte Weltzin. Open to people from all towns. Equipment available, donations accepted. For more information, call the library at 978-249-3572.

Shelburne

Lunch: The Senior Center will serve a patriotic lunch of barbecue ribs, salads, cornbread and apple pie on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Register for lunch by calling 413-625-2502 by today. Cost $3 for members, $5 others. There will be an ongoing slide show of the Tournament of Roses Parade 2019 as taken by Eva and Peter Ottenfrom, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. At 12:15, Peter Otten will narrate another slide show titled “Adventures in Utah” centering on his hiking and canoeing trip last summer.

Shutesbury

Free Weekly Tales & Tunes: Enjoy stories, songs and craft activities with your child(ren) and other families and caregivers from your community at the M.N. Spear Memorial Library. For the 2018 to 2019 school year, Tales & Tunes will continue on Mondays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tales & Tunes is facilitated by Katie Tolles, and is intended for children up to age 5. Sponsored by the M.N. Spear Memorial Library and Union 28 Community Network for Children.

Sunderland

Heartfulness Meditation: Through meditation, heart-centered transformation. Every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. at the Heartfulness Meditation Center, 267 Amherst Road. For more information, visit heartfulnessmeditationpv.org or email hearfulnesspioneervalley@gmail.com.

Two Weekly Playgroups for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Free play and literacy circle time at Sunderland Elementary School. Mondays and Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. based on the school calendar. Does not take place during school closures and holidays. Sponsored by the Frontier Regional CFCE. Contact karen.green@frsu38.org with questions.

Turners Falls

A Mindfulness Meditation class designed for seniors will run Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m., through June 18 at the Gill-Montague Senior Center, 62 5th St. The class offers an understanding of the physiology of stress, gentle stretching and several forms of meditation (all done on a chair). It offers a path to living in the present moment with calm acceptance in the face of everyday stress. Thanks to a grant from the Gill Montague Council on Aging, the cost for this class is $75. People ages 60 or older from any town are welcome. A non-refundable $37.50 deposit will hold a place. The balance of $37.50 is due at the first class. Participants are asked to commit to attending all eight weeks and to doing homework assignments that build new everyday habits of equanimity. For more information, contact Jean Erlbaum at 413-230-1518 or jean.erlbaum@verizon.net.

Parents Helping Parents Grandparent/Parent Support Group: Meets the second Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The United Arc, 294 Avenue A. For more information, call/text 413-834-4073 or email patkeith@unitedarc.org.

Basic Needs Program: The program, at Montague Catholic Social Ministries, is open Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon, for resources and referrals. To leave a message or to make an appointment, call 413-863-4804, ext. 1002. To access Basic Needs, buzz 103 at the Moltenbrey entrance on 3rd Street.

Regional

Rep. Paul Mark Office Hours: Mark hosts office hours at various Franklin County town halls this year. Mark, or his aide, hold office hours Mondays at the GCC Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Room 119, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays at the Charlemont Town Hall, 9 a.m. to noon; and at Northfield Town Hall, 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment. For more information, call 413-464-5635.

Community Meals

Greenfield Salvation Army: Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Breakfast from 8 to 10. Lunch 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Coffee always available.

A Community Meal is served Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Church, 7th Street, Turners Falls. Free meal sponsored by Franklin County Community Meals.

Second Helping Supper: Mondays, Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St., Greenfield. Doors open at 5 p.m., supper served at 5:30. Sponsored by the church, Deerfield Academy and Franklin County Friends for the Homeless.

Loaves & Fishes: Free hot meal, Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, Cheney Street, Orange. Sponsored by the Franklin County Community Meals Program.

Community Meal: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Court Square, Greenfield. Sponsored by the Franklin County Community Meals Program. Volunteer groups interested in assisting in the preparation of the meal or anyone who wants more information about the community meal can call 413-772-1033 or write to P.O. Box 172, Greenfield MA 01302.

Free Community Meal: Every Friday at 5:30 p.m., Trinity Church, Severance Street, Shelburne Falls.

Thursday Meal: A community meal is served at Holy Trinity Church, 177 Main St., Greenfield, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Dinner served at 5:30.

Stone Soup Cafe: Meal at All Souls Church, Greenfield, on Saturdays at noon. The only community meal on the weekend in Franklin County. As a pay-what-you-can offering, those who can afford to make a donation may do so while others who cannot are never discriminated against or turned away. Food includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.



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